Home Made Vegetable Soup – Green Soup! – Feed the Family for Less Than £5

Vegetable soup with chillis

As Autumn sets in, one of our family favourite foods is home made vegetable soup, affectionately called in our house 'green soup'. It usually consists of whatever veggies we have that need using up or any that are on offer in the supermarket! This hearty thick soup is filling and wonderful on a cold day. It's super easy to make, low calorie, … [Read more...]

Cherry Tomato and Spinach Pasta Bake

Cherry Tomato and Spinach Pasta Bake

The weather has started to get a little colder this week and the thought of salad for dinner is starting to become less and less appealing. There have been two boxes of cherry tomatoes in our fridge this week and they have been completely untouched! Usually a family favourite, especially in the summer months, accompanying salads and sandwiches, … [Read more...]

Tuna Steak with Creamy Home Made Peppercorn and Chilli Sauce

Tuna Steak in Pepper Sauce

One of the hardest things I find as a busy mum is deciding what to cook for dinner! My husband and I do share the cooking so it's not all on me, but his chef duties usually take place at the weekend and generally involve a massive kitchen clean up operation afterwards!...If you're reading...sorry my love...but it's true! After a long day the … [Read more...]



Parkin was always a real favourite when I was little. My mum always used to make it in the Autumn and I have many fond memories of eating this delicious cake on Bonfire Night :) Although Bonfire Night is quite a few weeks off, I've had a tin of treacle in the cupboard for ages so decided to dig out my mum's recipe book where she used to write … [Read more...]

Chocolate Brownies with Mini Eggs

Chocolate Brownie with Mini Eggs

We love Mini Eggs and every Easter we try and find different recipes that we can include them in. Last year we made some Easter Cookies which contained Mini Eggs and then a few weeks ago we made some Fudge with Mini Eggs which was delicious! But now we've gone a step further and taken chocolate to the max! This is a chocoholics dream, Chocolate … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Cottage Pie

Vegetarian Cottage Pie Recipe

If you are a supporter of Meat Free Monday or would just like a delicious vegetarian recipe that all the family will enjoy, how about this Vegetarian Cottage Pie. It's a real favourite in our family especially when the weather's cold and grey! Ingredients 1 finely chopped onion Vegetable oil 350g Quorn or other Meat Free … [Read more...]

Chocolate Brownies with White Lindor Chocolates

White Chocolate Lindor

A very indulgent little treat for Mother's Day! Chocolate Brownies with White Lindor Chocolates, heaven on a plate! Everyone loves brownies and they are pretty easy to make, so here is our idea of how to make a chocolate brownie even more special by adding a few delicious white chocolate Lindt Lindor. Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Egg Fudge

Peanut Butter and Mini Egg Fudge

A simple recipe that is super yummy and the addition of mini eggs makes it a perfect Easter treat! Would hate to work out the calorie content though!     Ingredients 1 tin of condensed milk (397g) 150 ml semi skimmed milk 115g unsalted butter 450g demerara sugar 2 table spoons smooth peanut butter (you can always … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate Orange Mousse

A super simple desert that any Terry's Chocolate Orange fan will love!   I love Terry's Chocolate Orange and everyone knows this so I tend to get quite a few for Christmas! Whilst having a little clear out of the cupboards I came across a dark Chocolate Orange and decided to not simply devour it in one sitting (as per usually!) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentines chocolate Strawberries

Happy Valentine's Day! If like me you are a little last minute on what little extra treat you can make your other half for Valentine's Day here is a super simply yet very yummy treat to make! And it only takes two of my favourite ingredients Chocolate and Strawberries!       All you need to make these yummy treats … [Read more...]